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When the heat soared to 100+ temps and humidity went up, I knew rain was coming, but the weather guessers were saying later in the week.
Thankfully, Creation outsmarted the guessers (as it so often does ;)), and storms developed yesterday and we are blessed with cool, soaking rain today.

Besides badly needed irrigation for lawns, it will also soften the bug smears on my car so I can clean them off and give the car a good wash!
 

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Wish I was down there!
Spent the weekend in Town Creek, NW Al. along the Tenn River on Wheeler Lake. It was 106°F and the air conditioners in my mother's house were struggling to keep the internal temp at 78°F. Last night after I'd arrived home she called.
Good news: it was raining there! :)
Bad news: the rain knocked out her electric power. :-(
That is par for the course where my mother lives, unfortunatly.
Here it's toasty warm but my thermometer reads 86°F and that is due to it being overcast. Thank the Lord for small favors!!!!
After that weekend I'll take what I get!!!!
 

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Tommy, Fri & Sat (and Sunday morning) were just as bad here. Even with car a/c going full blast, it was barely comfortable.
With houses nowadays built for air-conditioning, power outages in that kind of heat are dangerous, not just uncomfortable!

Speaking of--Hey, Terry! You doing OK?
 

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California is having a mild summer. The Central Valley has hit the hundred degree mark once so far this summer and it's been in the nineties for perhaps ten days out of the past six weeks.
 

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Tommy, Fri & Sat (and Sunday morning) were just as bad here. Even with car a/c going full blast, it was barely comfortable.
With houses nowadays built for air-conditioning, power outages in that kind of heat are dangerous, not just uncomfortable!

Speaking of--Hey, Terry! You doing OK?
Doing well, Pete! No court or anything, so I'm burning a week of vacation (well, 4 days). Like Tommy, wish we had the rain here. It was windy and cloudy today, but no precip. Hot as hades the last week or so though. Don't EVEN want to think about my electric bill. :ek:
 

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Doing well, Pete! No court or anything, so I'm burning a week of vacation (well, 4 days). Like Tommy, wish we had the rain here. It was windy and cloudy today, but no precip. Hot as hades the last week or so though. Don't EVEN want to think about my electric bill. :ek:
Good to hear! Where you live, it wasn't hard to imagine losing power and pretty much cooking out there. Like I said above, no juice in the kind of heat we had could quickly become a survival situation.
 

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Update; Well, where I am we actually did have a little rain about an half hour or more after my above post. It wasn't really anything to speak of and helped cool off the house a little. I think the real help was the fact it was overcast.

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Tommy, Fri & Sat (and Sunday morning) were just as bad here. Even with car a/c going full blast, it was barely comfortable.
With houses nowadays built for air-conditioning, power outages in that kind of heat are dangerous, not just uncomfortable!
True. My mother would be especially vulnerable but thankfully by the time she had a power failure it was a little cooler and it did stay at a reasonably warm tempurature in her house despite struggling air conditioners.
It might be a good idea if we built houses to account for a power outtage in real hot weather.
Plus, keeping up on history helped -- what did people use to do that helped before airconditioners?
My mother first came to Alabama circa 1954. She said that no one had conditioners. My grandmother came down with a bunch of nylon (!!!!YES Nylon in SUMMER--but she was from Connecticut & didn't know any better:rolleyes:) dresses in SUMMER! Her future sis-in-law took her to a store and got her some cotton dresses.
"Yankees.....":)
 
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